iAir Services Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Air Conditioning’

Air Conditioning Repairs Shouldn’t Wait Until Spring

Monday, November 6th, 2017

air-conditioning-repairCooler weather has arrived, and while we still get a few periods of intermittent heat here in Southern Texas, most homeowners have turned off their air conditioners and turned on their heaters. It can be easy to ignore any lingering signs of trouble with your air conditioning system: things you may have ignored over the summer since our lengthy heat waves made the prospect of turning off the AC difficult at best.

But those repairs should be dealt with sooner rather than later, and waiting until spring means the issue is likely to get worse. Now is the ideal time to handle any problems with your air conditioner, since you have all winter to schedule the repairs with a trained technician. 

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3 Signs Your System Needs an Air Conditioning Repair Service

Monday, October 23rd, 2017

air-conditioning-repairWarm weather often lasts well into the fall here in southern Texas, which means most homes are only now starting to turn their air conditioners off in favor of their heaters. With long months of regular use during our hot summer, your AC has likely taken on quite a bit of work as of late. Breakdowns and repair calls are extremely common this time of year, and even if you’ve turned your system off for the winter, it pays to have a quality service give it a look for anything that needs fixing.

You should never attempt to formally diagnose a problem with your air conditioner on your own, let alone try to fix it. Air conditioners contain potentially dangerous components like refrigerant–requiring formal training to correct–and even seemingly obvious problems need a licensed repair technician to address properly. That doesn’t mean that you can’t spot the obvious signs that something is wrong and summon a repair service to take care of it. Now makes the perfect time to do so, since you have all winter to schedule repairs before you’ll have regular need of your air conditioner again.

Generally speaking, any behavior that doesn’t match the normal function of your AC is cause for concern. But here is a quick list of three specific symptoms to watch out for.

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Get your Whole HVAC System Serviced

Monday, September 11th, 2017

air-conditioning-maintenanceAs summer turns to autumn, local residents are going to be using their air conditioners less and less and their heating systems more and more. This makes it an excellent time of the year to schedule maintenance for both halves of your HVAC system. It will do both of them good, and can help ensure that you get a comfortable house in the most efficient manner possible.

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When to Replace an Older Air Conditioner

Monday, July 31st, 2017

air-conditioning-replacementAir conditioners are designed to last for many years, and with proper care and maintenance, you can stretch that timetable much further. But sooner or later every system needs to be replaced, and with our summers longer and hotter than ever, you may be forced to make that decision in the middle of a blazing heat wave. The question of replacement is usually triggered by a repair call, though that’s not always the case. 

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3 Ways to Lower Your Cooling Costs

Monday, July 17th, 2017

lower-cooling-costsSummers in south Texas are hot and humid, which puts your air conditioner in the position of having to perform all day every day in most cases. Ideally, your system will be up for the challenge, though in most cases, higher energy bills are inevitable during the summer months. Be careful, however, that the inevitable reality of paying more for air conditioning during the hottest parts of the year masks the fact that you’re paying more than you should. A few tips and tricks can make a huge difference as far as those high monthly costs go.

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Commercial Air Conditioning Service is Vital

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

commercial-air-conditioningResidences in our area spend a lot of time and money keeping their systems running smoothly. A Texas summer is nothing to fool around with, and the more reliable a home air conditioner is the better. That goes doubly so for commercial air conditioning systems, which have a larger load and must work even more reliably than home systems do. You have a business to run, of course, and you don’t want to have to worry about trouble with your air conditioner. A good commercial service can do wonders to ensure that your office is always cool and comfortable.

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Insulation in Your Home Can Do More than You Think

Monday, June 19th, 2017

attic-insulation-installWe tend to think of insulation in our homes as a winter feature, working to keep heat in our homes and prevent our furnaces from having to work as hard as they should. But insulation in your home can be far more than a winter feature, and because we have mild winters here in Texas, a number of homes possess far less insulation than they might. In most cases, this can end up costing you money not only in the winter, but in the summer too. Insulation in your home can do a great deal more than you think.

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What Does the SEER Rating Mean for Your Air Conditioner?

Monday, June 5th, 2017

air-conditioning-efficiencySummer is here in all but name, and that means you need an air conditioner to function every day in order to keep your home comfortable. If you need a new air conditioner, now is the right time to install it. An older air conditioner on its last legs won’t be able to handle the coming months of high temperatures, and installing a new one now means you won’t have to worry about whether your system is up for the job in the hot weather to come.

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Can Your Home Benefit from Ductless Air Conditioning?

Monday, May 22nd, 2017

ductless-air-conditioningSpring is the time when outdated air conditioners get replaced for new models. It makes all kinds of sense to do so now: summer has not yet arrived and you have an opportunity to start enjoying the improved efficiency and other benefits of a new system as soon as the weather becomes hot. Most of us are used to centralized air conditioners, which generate cool air in a single location and then blow it into our homes via a series of ducts. They’re safe and efficient systems, but they aren’t the only type of air conditioners for sale, and if your home needs something a little different, you would to well to consider them.

In cases where central air doesn’t make a good fit for you, we often recommend ductless air conditioning systems as a viable alternative. They can provide a number of benefits in the right circumstances.

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Is There Frost on Your AC Coils?

Monday, May 8th, 2017

frozen-AC-coilsWith higher temperatures arriving, you’re going to be using your air conditioner more and more often. That makes this time of year a perfect time to check for trouble with your system. Only a trained professional can diagnose trouble with your air conditioner the right way, but you can do yourself a favor by looking for the signs of a problem. When you spot them, shut the system down and call for a repair service.

One of the more common symptoms of trouble with your air conditioner—and one many homeowners overlook—is the formation of frost or ice on your evaporator coils. It might not sound like a big deal—after all, isn’t the air conditioner supposed to be cold?—but in point of fact it could be a huge problem with your system.

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